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Jobs and Internships

Open positions with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and other related wildlife conservation opportunities.


Image of 2018 CWF Volunteer Research Intern Megan Fielding holds a juvenile terrapin that was found at LBIF in Loveladies, NJ. We released it back onto their protected saltmarsh after adoring it.2018 CWF Volunteer Research Intern Megan Fielding holds a juvenile terrapin that was found at LBIF in Loveladies, NJ. We released it back onto their protected saltmarsh after adoring it.

Education Manager

Full-time: Up to 35 hours per week
Primary Location – Short-term: Virtual
Primary Location - Long-term: Teaching locations in North and Central N.J.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey seeks an Education Manager to lead our fast-growing education program and support our program work. Our expanding education program focuses on STEAM concepts with hands-on activities and curricula aligned with NGSS and core curriculum standards.

Successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who is great with kids, personable, a quick learner, flexible with scheduling, and able to adapt to diverse audiences and topics. Five years or more experience in education is strongly preferred, as is holding New Jersey teaching certification. Nonprofit experience and/or wildlife/environmental education experience are preferred, though not required. Salary commensurate with experience.

The position will encompass some or all of the following education responsibilities:

  • Delivering existing in-school, afterschool, and summer STEAM programs for grades ranging from Kindergarten through Middle School in Newark, Linden, Trenton, and other N.J. locations (programs may be virtual, hybrid, or in-person)
  • Developing and delivering new STEAM curricula
  • Planning and leading school field trips
  • Creating and delivering teacher professional development workshops
  • Managing our annual statewide 5th-grade and high school education contests
  • Supervising part-time education staff and interns
  • Engaging with schools and other partners to continue growing our education program
  • Further developing our related wildlife art programs
  • Coordinating outreach activities including speaking engagements and tabling events
  • Contributing to our print and online communications
  • Working with CWF management to expand financial support for our education work, and other education work as needed

The job will also include a range of administrative responsibilities in support of our wildlife conservation work. Some travel will be necessary, particularly once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Most work will be during business hours; however, occasional nights or weekend work may be required.

Deadline for applications is January 22, 2021. Select candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position will start in January 2021.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to CWF at info@ConserveWildlifeNJ.org.

Please note “Education Position” in email subject line.


CWF INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Conserve Wildlife Foundation is excited to offer 2020-2021 Fall & Winter Internship opportunities. Internship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Our volunteer opportunities include a range of internships, which can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases. Intern candidates can include both college students and grads.

Internships will still be offered in Fall/Winter 2020-2021, but will be adjusted to reflect travel restrictions and social distancing.

Below are internships within the following fields:


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities may include assisting classroom programs, field trips, educational outreach, and related administrative and communications tasks. A minimum of 10 hours per week required.

Please email cover letter and resume to info@conservewildlifenj.org


CWF OFFICE-BASED INTERNSHIPS

The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. Schedule can range from 7-25 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Special Events and Fundraising Internship -

Special Events and Fundraising internship to include developing event logistics, researching prospective donors, creating and distributing announcements and invitations, securing, collecting and tracking auction items, assisting with mailings and phone calls related to donations, and providing support for event planning and other fundraising projects as needed. A minimum of 14 hours a week required.

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.

Graphic Design Internship

Utilize Adobe Creative Cloud to create brochures, flyers, and other promotional items for CWF events and projects.

Public Affairs Internship

Assist CWF on policy initiatives, including research, communications, and serving as a liaison on various advocacy initiatives.

GIS/Mapping Internship

Assist with collection and analysis of GIS data for various wildlife conservation projects. Candidate must be proficient with ArcGIS, Excel and be familiar with statistical analysis, knowledge of R statistical programming software preferable. Other responsibilities may include literature searches and data processing.

Art Internship

Assit in the coordination of statewide art and photography exhibits, develop website material, explore program options in wildlife photography ethics.

Communications Internship

Work with CWF staff on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations and other public outreach projects.

Journalism Internship

Work with CWF staff on website copy, blogging, media strategy, print and electronic newsletter projects.

Marketing Internship

Work with CWF staff on corporate outreach, member outreach, and event promotion.


CWF FIELD INTERNSHIPS

Pollinator Internship

Non-profit CWF seeks interns for a non-paid position in Fall/Winter 2020-21. Interns may work on promoting native plants and pollinators, restoring habitat, and public engagement regarding pollinators. This internship will be 10-25 hours a week; weekend availability is a plus but not required. Position is either volunteer or could earn college credits where applicable. Mileage reimbursed for any field work beyond offices.

Please send cover letter and resume to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Botany Internship

Non-profit CWF seeks interns for a non-paid position in Fall/Winter 2020-21. Interns may work on creating an inventory of plants at a site restoration, as well as public engagement regarding at-risk species of plants. This internship will be 10-25 hours a week; weekend availability is possible but not required. Position is either volunteer, or could earn college credits where applicable. Mileage reimbursed for any travel beyond office or field site.

Please send cover letter and resume to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Image of Gabi, our 2019 Great Bay Terrapin Project Student Research Intern prepares to mark an adult terrapin on GBB. Zoom+ Gabi, our 2019 Great Bay Terrapin Project Student Research Intern prepares to mark an adult terrapin on GBB.

2021 Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Student Research Internship (Application Period to open on 1/5/21)

This is a volunteer position located in southern Ocean County. This year the position is a volunteer position. Interns will be reimbursed for mileage, if needed. We are seeking 3-4 student interns for the 2021 field season.

Intern(s) will work with CWF biologistsseasonal staff and conduct hourly surveys on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct road surveys and collect morphometric data on terrapins encountered in roadways. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Interns will also help enter and analyze data for annual reporting.

In addition, we will be expanding duties which are centered around monitoring a large habitat enhancement area for nesting by terrapins. Nests will be marked and exclosed with cages. Adults will be captured to be measured and marked before being released where captured. Site is located within main project area of GBB WMA in Little Egg Harbor.

More information will be posted in early 2021.

 
Image of A red knot in breeding plumage along the Delaware Bay.Zoom+ A red knot in breeding plumage along the Delaware Bay. © Bill Dalton

Delaware Bay Shorebird Stewards -- May 2021

If you enjoy bird watching, the bay and safely interacting (social distancing) with people then this opportunity might be for you!

Part-time Shorebird Stewards are needed to protect critical shorebird beaches along the Delaware Bayshore. These include Villas beaches north to Reed’s Beach in Cape May County and Fortescue in Cumberland County.

Shorebird stewards support beach closures by being present at closed beaches during shorebird season to ensure that resting and foraging shorebirds are not disturbed. This job includes educating beach visitors as to why the beaches are closed and the importance of the beaches to horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds.

All stewards will be instructed on maintaining social distancing and adhering to all recommended practices for safety and personal protection.

Dates: May 9th through May 25th.

Hours: Stewards can choose the days they are available. Hours worked can be 4-8 hrs per day.

Stipend: Paid stipend

If interested, please contact: CWF Wildlife Biologist, Larissa Smith Larissa.Smith@conservewildlifenj.org


CWF VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIPS

The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Videography Internship

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.

Podcast Internship

Gather footage to create audio and video podcasts showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video and editing experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern.


CWF RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through conservation research, outreach, and administrative work, along with potential opportunities to get out in the field.


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